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     A resource for African American history, art, words and music.  Relax and let your pride soar as you peruse the creativity of our people and culture.


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After my return from Africa I had to put together a journal of my thoughts and impressions . A Pilgrimage to African will surly change your and your thinking.


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The Exile Exodus

Gentrification is a shift in an urban community toward wealthier residents and/or businesses and increasing property values.

Why this young person is yelling and why you too should be can be found here.


The Black Man's Manifesto for the New Millennium

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Scottie Lowe

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truth hurts. I just hope this sets more Black people in motion towards making real progress. Chris Rock, a Black comedian, even joked that Blacks don't read.

Help prove them wrong! Read and pass on. 
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The only successful slave revolt in the world

first successful slave revolt  Haiti fought and defeated three great European powers: France, Britain, and Spain. Moreover, the revolution liberated 90 percent of the population, which had been living under a brutal system of slavery. Haiti's was the first, and the only, successful slave revolt in the history of the world. Moreover, the Haitian Revolution would lead to the doubling of the size of the United States. It was Napoleon's loss of Haiti that convinced the overextended dictator to sell the Louisiana territory to the fledgling US.

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Hilton Worldwide to build hotel in Haiti

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with CAB, S.A. to operate the new build Hilton Garden Inn Port-au-Prince Louverture Airport.  Scheduled to open in 2016, this new Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Haiti will introduce the Hilton Garden Inn brand to the Caribbean and debut the company's first hotel in Haiti.   read more




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Doing business 'Downtown'

Wednesday, May 07, 2014    


Downtown Kingston, on any given day, serves up interesting scenes of people engaged in different business activities. On Monday it was no different as captured by Jamaica Observer staff photographer Karl McLarty on West Street. Veggie stand A woman arranges the vegetables and ground provision on her makeshift stall. Farm fresh Safely guarded from the piercing rays of the sun, this vendor ensures that her freshly-picked okras are visible to passing shoppers. On the bend This vendor neatens ... Read More

A Working Mum's Guide

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For the month of May your AW Fashion team will be chronicling the career women out to excel at their demanding jobs while taking care of business on the home front. Ahead of Mother's Day, our first stop this week is Digicel's steel-latticed headquarters on the downtown Kingston waterfront where we asked nine super-busy telecoms execs to reveal their five foolproof steps in successfully juggling both work and familial commitments. Here's what they had to say... Lesley Miller, Senior Product Mana ... Read More

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ANZ Staff Volunteers with World Vision

In the days and weeks following the floods, volunteers have played an important role in World Vision Solomon Islands emergency response, including packing relief items for affected communities.  read more

Solomon Islands assess damage after 7.6 magnitude earthquake

The Solomon Islands, home to 600,000 people, was already reeling from devastating flash floods that struck Honiara and other areas on April 3


The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on Sunday cancelled a tsunami warning after earlier issuing an alert for some Pacific islands


A powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake triggered large waves in the Solomon Islands on Sunday, and authorities were trying to determine if there was any serious damage or injuries.

Government spokesman George Herming said people throughout the Pacific island chain awoke to the strong quake at 7:14am. He said that people on Makira and nearby islands southeast of the capital, Honiara, reported seeing three large waves after the quake. read more





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Norway to restage 1914 'human zoo' that exhibited Africans as inmates

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As part of mammoth celebrations of the 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution, the government is funding two artists to re-enact a "human zoo", which will open to the public on 15 May. read more

Some gospel musicians are not committed Christians - Pastor


Pastor Kayode, head pastor of the Awakeners Chapel International located at Ablekuma in Accra, has stated that some gospel artistes in the industry are not committed Christians.    read more


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Uganda profile

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Since the late 1980s Uganda has rebounded from the abyss of civil war and economic catastrophe to become relatively peaceful, stable and prosperous.

In the 1970s and 1980s Uganda was notorious for its human rights abuses, first during the military dictatorship of Idi Amin from 1971-79 and then after the return to power of Milton Obote, who had been ousted by Amin. 

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Questions over Karamoja food security plan

KAMPALA, 8 April 2014 (IRIN) - Aid agencies are giving out food relief in Uganda’s arid northeastern Karamoja region earlier than usual due to greater food insecurity, which locals and experts blame on the failures of a key government food security plan launched five years ago.  continue reading


Uganda’s anti-gay law reinforces homophobia, xenophobia, says report

KAMPALA, 30 April 2014 (IRIN) - The needs of male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence living as refugees in Uganda, of whom there are several hundred, are poorly met, with recent legislation against homosexuality making matters worse, according to a new report.  read more



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Tourism trade shows highlights travel boom in SA

Tourism trade shows highlights travel boom in SARecently, three tourism related trade shows took place in Cape Town, and this week the city hosted the inaugural We Are Africa show, which is widely considered the new stage for promoting African travel to top international travel buyers. According toBruce Deneys, Director of Sales and Marketing at Pepperclub Hotel & Spa, the increase in the number of trade shows hosted in the country highlights the improved perception of the country’s offerings globally.  read more

South African Parties Debate Economy, Social Services South Africans prepare for May 7 national and provincial elections

In South Africa, the campaign for legislative and provincial elections is winding down, with voters heading to the polls  read more


Durban activist wins international awardDesmond D'Sa. (YouTube)

New Delhi - Six environmental advocates from India, Peru, Russia and South Africa have won this year's Goldman Prize, which is awarded annually for grass-roots activism.

South Africa's Desmond D'Sa won the award for helping to close down one of the SA's largest toxic waste dumps in Kwa Zulu Natal.

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Lesotho offers a high-altitude escape from modern life

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In an overly connected world where it seems impossible to escape the grip of civilization, travelers are increasingly looking to find a truly unusual experience. Lesotho, Southern Africa’s “kingdom of the sky,” offers the answer to the growing need for escapism.

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Africa’s largest tourism festival opens in Durban

Africa’s largest tourism festival opens in Durban
The Indaba 2014 Tourism and Travel Festival has attracted hundreds of tour operators and tourism officials from across Africa. PHOTO/Kalungi Kabuye

By Kalungi Kabuye

DURBAN - Hundreds of tour operators and tourism officials from across the African continent are in the South African city of Durban as the Indaba 2014 Tourism and Travel Festival kicks off on Saturday.

In total more than 13,000 people are expected to attend the thee-day festival,  which has more than 400 exhibitors from all the world.

Uganda is taking part in the festival for the very first time.

Other countries taking part are Angola, Benin, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Reunion Island, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The Indaba festival has been held for several years, but in the past included only countries from Souther Africa.

This is the first truly African travel and tourism festival.

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A safe place for children in the Age of AIDS

Winnie Mabaso seems to float through the kitchen, quietly eyeing the huge vat of porridge teetering on the small gas stove. She smiles at her helpers, who have spent the past three hours chopping carrots, and then checks her list of children's names, to see who in this impoverished township has been eating. She glances at her watch. Outside, she knows, her orphans are getting hungry.

Hundreds are waiting. Most are under 6 years old, because it is lunchtime and the older children are still away at school. They play on a thin metal slide that Ms. Mabaso bought for them, and run in and out of the two large shipping containers that she set up in her backyard to serve as classrooms. Later, after school, the older children will return, lining up for whatever "Mamma Winnie" can give them.

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Michelle Obama: Barack and I see our own daughters in Nigeria schoolgirls


Michelle Obama has taken the rare step of delivering her husband's weekly video address to express outrage over the plight of more than 250 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants in Nigeria.

The US first lady began the address, which is broadcast on radio and uploaded to YouTube, by wishing Americans a happy Mother's Day, before saying: "Like millions of people across the globe, my husband and I are outraged and heartbroken over the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls from their school dormitory in the middle of the night.

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